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Innovation Through the Disability Lens

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Wednesday 12 August 2020 from 6:30pm to 7:15pm

This Conversation is part of Remarkable Insights

There is significant opportunity to leverage technological innovation to drive an inclusive future. But who is left behind as technology transforms the society around us.

How might we use Remarkable Insights to create an inclusive now?

At this time, with millions of people encountering inaccessibility we ask you to see things differently by viewing innovation through the disability lens. Technology has become the beacon of light as humans and businesses navigate the ‘new normal’. This new normal is not so new for one in five people globally with a disability who have had to navigate the world differently out of necessity. 

Join us for this live session with a remarkable panel to discuss the history and future of technology stemming from disability innovation. The panel will share their insights on why we should look to the disability community to inform, reset and elevate tech innovation.

Panelists:

Moderator: 

Pete Horsley, Founder, Remarkable Technology Accelerator (Sydney)

Srin Madipalli is a Product Manager at Airbnb with a focus on making travel easier for people with disabilities. Srin was an entrepreneur who founded Accomable, a travel platform for people with disabilities, which was acquired by Airbnb in November 2017. Srin is from London, UK and previously practiced as an attorney at a leading international law firm and is a self-taught web developer. He has degrees from King’s College London and Oxford University.

Jackie Leach Scully is Professor of Bioethics and Director of the Disability Innovation Institute at the University of New South Wales.With a background in biomedicine and life sciences, she has worked for over 20 years on the ethics of emerging and cutting-edge technologies, particularly focusing on their implications for disability. She is the author of Disability Bioethics and editor of the International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics.

Janice O'Connor is the Research, Innovation & Stakeholder Manager at Onemda, and responsible for overseeing Onemda’s research agenda. Janice has worked in the disability sector for over 20 years, and is passionate about ensuring that services and supports are responsive to individual and family needs.

Pete Horsley aims to create a positive global impact on disability inclusion and is a catalytic leader who creates sustainable social change. So far he has managed to create Australia’s first disability technology accelerator for startups developing technology that enable people with disability to overcome barriers they face each and every day. He has more 15 years experience in the disability sector across a range of roles.

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